|Steinar Andresen, Tora Skodvin, Arild Underdal and
Science and politics in international environmental regimes. Between integrity and involvement.
Manchester University Press, 2000. 221 p. £59.95.
The relationship between science and politics is nowhere clearer than in matters of the environment. However, as the authors show in this volume, science and politics are very different systems of activities, and the relationship between them can be uneasy and even precarious.
This collaborative volume, the culmination of years of research, addresses the issue of why some attempts at solving or alleviating international environmental problems 'succeed' while others fail. The volume combines analytical work with case studies covering several topical issues: whaling, air polution, the ozone layer, climate change and landbased sea pollution. It will be invaluable for all researchers of both environmental and international politics.
Steinar Andresen and Jørgen Wettestad are Senior Research Fellows at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute. Tora Skodvis is Research Fellow at CICERO (Center for International Climate and Environmental Research), Oslo Norway. Arild Underdal is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo.
The book is published as part of the "Issues in Environmental Politics" series.